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Oct 3, 2012 4:00pm EDT
, medicare, the big issue threatening go bankrupt the budget long term. mitt romney is proposing a substantial change that would include vouchers. he hasn't said how much they'd grow over time. president obama has not said whether or not he's going to propose the same kind of changes like raising the eligibility age for medicare that he tried in those unsuccessful grand bargain talks with house speaker john boehner last year, maria. >> all right, jauohn. thank you so much. my next guest is making the argument that business leaders don't make the best president. what may be good for wall street is bad for politics. joining me now to talk about this is mr. blinder, now a professor at princeton university. good to see you, alan. thank you for joining us. >> sure. hi, maria. >> make the case. why do you think business leaders fail in government? >> well, ting just requires a very different talent set. governments are democracies. businesses are not. good businesses are not run as democracies. government lives, breathes, and dies on fairness. businesses live on efficiency and innovation
Sep 28, 2012 4:00pm EDT
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Oct 1, 2012 4:00pm EDT
well as the entitlements. medicare, medicaid, and social security. where do you see opportunity for cuts? >> we see opportunity across the budget. in agriculture, in transportation. as you say, in defense and in general government programs but across the government we think there's opportunities. probably if you look at crop insurance or commodity payments in the agriculture, that can add up. smaller areas that's $1 billion. $1 billion here, $1 billion there, it adds up to money. we wanted a menu of thoughtful choices to reduce our deficit and avoid sequestration. >> go through it for us. because, you know, i guess if it were that easy, it would have been a lot simpler getting to the point where we're at. can you talk to us specifics about what you think should be cut? >> sure. that's what we wanted to do in this report. it's more than $100 billion in agriculture, more than $100 billion in energy, and as i said, in agriculture, commodity crop payments, reforming crop insurance. in energy, we'd like to eliminate the entire tight. 17 loan guarantee program which includes the loan guar
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